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Cough, cough; Who’s there? Lungworm in cattle

Cough, cough; Who’s there? Lungworm in cattle In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of lungworm, (also known as parasitic bronchitis/hoose/husk), in Irish cattle herds.  Dictyocaulus viviparus, the only species of parasite responsible for lungworm in cattle, can cause quite severe disease in animals even with low numbers. This can be […]

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Scoop Your Poop!

Scoop Your Poop!  Neosporosis and Dogs on Farms Why Dog Poo Can Lead to One of The Most Common Causes of Miscarriages in Cattle… Author – Dr. Alice Walsh, MVB Neosporosis is a widely recognised reproductive disease of cattle worldwide and is one of the most common causes of bovine miscarriage in Irish herds, accounting […]

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2022 to See All Wormers and Fluke Medication Become Prescription Only

Herd and flock resistance has become a growing concern in Ireland and across Europe. The agriculture industry has become highly dependent on medicating as a preventative measure to ensure farm yields are protected. Globally, parasites are the most common health issue in grazing animals. Parasites are a cost burden to farmers as worms such as […]

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Machine learning

What is Machine Learning? When you hear the term Artificial Intelligence or AI, memories of Arnold Schwarzenegger with his leather jacket, sunglasses, and a shotgun from ‘Terminator’ may come to mind. Well, in reality, AI now plays an important role in everyday life.  Machine learning (ML) is considered to be a type of artificial intelligence. […]

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How have we been dealing with Covid

How have we been dealing with Covid-19 as a Start-up company? The pandemic that hit Ireland in March 2020 has completely changed our world. As a start-up with only 5 team members made up of 4 founders who were undergraduates in their final year, and the 5th was part-time undergoing her PhD. July of 2020 […]

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Earthworms… such odd creatures

Earthworms… Such Strange Creatures Read More Earthworms… such odd creatures. They are basically a mouth and an anus and that’s it. But how very important they are to our ecosystem and land. Firstly, earthworms are everywhere. Within 1 hectare of land, you can find anywhere between 100,000 to 100,000,000 earthworms. Combined that weighs 100kg to […]

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Beetles Eat Sh*t

And no, we are not talking about John, Paul, George and Ringo here… Dung beetles, as the name would imply, absolutely love animal dung. They eat the stuff and live in it! Dung beetles are found on all animal farms and play a very important role in the food chain. They consume the pats on […]

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All About Coccidiosis

What is coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is one of the most common livestock diseases. It can cause gut damage, stunted growth and can damage production profits in lambs and calves. Although it is extremely rare that coccidiosis results in death, it does reduce growth and weight gain in the animals. There are over twenty species of coccidia […]

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Managing Internal Parasites in Cattle

It is important to have a worm control plan for your herd to ensure that your cattle are producing the best yield possible, but simply dosing regularly as a preventative measure is not effective in worm management or in cost. Using the incorrect wormers or using wormers at inappropriate times can cause resistance to build […]

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